how to pronounce deaf


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the above transcription of deaf is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

deaf is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of deaf pronunciation

An example use of deaf in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… oh I'm a ghost oh wait he's deaf he …”

meaning of deaf

Deaf means unable to hear.

deaf frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word deaf occurs in english on average 7.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deaf can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deaf can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to deaf


words that rhyme with deaf


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